[racket] ICFP 2012 Call for papers

From: Wouter Swierstra (icfp.publicity at googlemail.com)
Date: Mon Jan 16 13:08:05 EST 2012


 ICFP 2012: International Conference on Functional Programming

 Copenhagen, Denmark, September 9 - 15, 2012



Important Dates

   Submissions due:  Monday Mar 12, 2012 14:00 UTC
   Author response:  Monday May 07, 2012 14:00 UTC - May 9 14:00 UTC
      Notification:  Monday May 28, 2012
    Final copy due:  Monday Jul 02, 2012


ICFP 2012 seeks original papers on the art and science of functional
programming.  Submissions are invited on all topics from principles to
practice, from foundations to features, and from abstraction to
application.  The scope includes all languages that encourage
functional programming, including both purely applicative and
imperative languages, as well as languages with objects, concurrency,
or parallelism.  Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Language Design: concurrency and distribution; modules; components
  and composition; metaprogramming; interoperability; type systems;
  relations to imperative, object-oriented, or logic programming

* Implementation: abstract machines; virtual machines; interpretation;
  compilation; compile-time and run-time optimization; memory
  management; multi-threading; exploiting parallel hardware; interfaces
  to foreign functions, services, components, or low-level machine

* Software-Development Techniques: algorithms and data structures;
  design patterns; specification; verification; validation; proof
  assistants; debugging; testing; tracing; profiling

* Foundations: formal semantics; lambda calculus; rewriting; type
  theory; monads; continuations; control; state; effects; program
  verification; dependent types

* Analysis and Transformation: control-flow; data-flow; abstract
  interpretation; partial evaluation; program calculation

* Applications and Domain-Specific Languages: symbolic computing;
  formal-methods tools; artificial intelligence; systems programming;
  distributed-systems and web programming; hardware design; databases;
  XML processing; scientific and numerical computing; graphical user
  interfaces; multimedia programming; scripting; system
  administration; security

* Education: teaching introductory programming; parallel programming;
  mathematical proof; algebra

* Functional Pearls: elegant, instructive, and fun essays on
  functional programming

* Experience Reports: short papers that provide evidence that
  functional programming really works or describe obstacles that have
  kept it from working

If you are concerned about the appropriateness of some topic, do not
hesitate to contact the program chair.

Abbreviated instructions for authors

* By March 12 2012, 14:00 UTC, submit a full paper of at most 12 pages
  (6 pages for an Experience Report), including bibliography and

The deadlines will be strictly enforced and papers exceeding the page
limits will be summarily rejected.

* Authors have the option to attach supplementary material to a submission,
  on the understanding that reviewers may choose not to look at it.

* Each submission must adhere to SIGPLAN's republication policy, as
  explained on the web at

* Authors of resubmitted (but previously rejected) papers have the
  option to attach an annotated copy of the reviews of their previous
  submission(s), explaining how they have addressed these previous
  reviews in the present submission.  If a reviewer identifies
  him/herself as a reviewer of this previous submission and wishes to
  see how his/her comments have been addressed, the program chair will
  communicate to this reviewer the annotated copy of his/her previous
  review.  Otherwise, no reviewer will read the annotated copies of
  the previous reviews.

Overall, a submission will be evaluated according to its relevance,
correctness, significance, originality, and clarity.  It should
explain its contributions in both general and technical terms, clearly
identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it is
significant, and comparing it with previous work.  The technical
content should be accessible to a broad audience.  Functional Pearls
and Experience Reports are separate categories of papers that need not
report original research results and must be marked as such at the
time of submission.  Detailed guidelines on both categories are on the
conference web site.

Proceedings will be published by ACM Press.  Authors of accepted
submissions are expected to transfer the copyright to the
ACM.  Presentations will be videotaped and released online if the
presenter consents.

Formatting: Submissions must be in PDF format printable in black and
white on US Letter sized paper and interpretable by Ghostscript.  If
this requirement is a hardship, make contact with the program chair at
least one week before the deadline.  Papers must adhere to the standard
ACM conference format: two columns, nine-point font on a ten-point
baseline, with columns 20pc (3.33in) wide and 54pc (9in) tall, with a
column gutter of 2pc (0.33in).  A suitable document template for LaTeX
is available: http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/authorInformation.htm

Submission: Submissions will be accepted only online via the ICFP
website. Improved versions of a paper may be submitted at any point
before the submission deadline using the same web interface.

Author response: Authors will have a 48-hour period, starting at 14:00
UTC on Monday May 7th 2012, to read reviews and respond to them.

Special Journal Issue: There will be a special issue of the Journal of
Functional Programming with papers from ICFP 2012.  The program
committee will invite the authors of select accepted papers to submit
a journal version to this issue.

Conference Chair:
  Peter Thiemann, University of Freiburg

Program Chair:
  Robby Findler, Northwestern University

Program Committee:
  Andreas Rossberg, Google
  Andrew Tolmach, Portland State University
  Brigitte Pientka, McGill University
  Colin Runciman, University of York
  Eijiro Sumii, Tohoku University
  Jan Midtgaard, Aarhus University
  John Hughes, Chalmers University of Technology and Quviq AB
  Lars Birkedal, IT University of Copenhagen
  Manuel Fähndrich, Microsoft Research
  Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini, University of Turin
  Matthias Blume, Google
  R. Kent Dybvig, Cisco and Indiana University
  Sam Tobin-Hochstadt, Northeastern University
  Satnam Singh, Google Research
  Simon Marlow, Microsoft Research
  Zena M. Ariola, University of Oregon

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